- Cristi Wuenschel
Updated: Aug 10, 2020
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The topic for Week 1 of Let's be Superheroes was Superhero Dress-Up and we spent lots of our time working on fun Make & Play activities.
There are usually at least a few Make & Play activities in each month's Experience Early Learning curriculum kit.
This week, we made superhero costumes. The preschoolers created superhero shields, capes, masks, and even belts.
On Monday, we made shields, which was a wonderful way for the preschoolers to practice writing the first letter of their names.
Tuesday we learned about "Color Vision" and looked for hidden pictures with a fun color wand Make & Play using red cellophane
For the rest of the week, everyone worked on making their very own superhero outfits. After all, every superhero needs the right apparel for the job.
We've all been really looking forward to this theme from Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) and especially in light of trying to get the children comfortable wearing masks.
One of the things that we've been telling the preschoolers is that they look like superheroes in their masks. They love it! You know, because superheroes are cool.
The children have been so proud of their amazing superhero creations and dramatic play is an excellent way for toddlers and preschoolers to explore different roles and scenarios as well as practice communication skills.
Experience Early Learning has been wonderful. Not only does each and every activity coordinate with the monthly theme, but all of the important early learning standards are covered as well.